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Old 05-08-2006, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I rather get the Optie 144, or the 3700+ ? I'm on a very tight budget, and while overclocking is an option, I'd go without it as much as possible. The 3700+ OCs pretty well too, doesn't it? And does a 1:1 FSB/RAM make a massive difference, as I have a gig of ValueRAM already, which I know doesn't OC too good? Will it severely cripple performance if I run a divider? I guess I'm asking if there's a point in OCing if I have to run a divider? Thanks alot guys!
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Alot of ppl have to run dividers if they OC alot and dont have good RAM (DDR500+, etc.) If you OC enough and have the divider set right you can have your RAM run at normal speeds still. You could easily OC the 144 to the 3700+'s speed and probably not have to use a divider (i OCed my P4 the .4Ghz with no divider with 1 stick of value RAM and 1 stick of good RAM). YOu would save money with the 144 which u could throw the money into another part you want. You could also get the 146 for cheaper than the 3700+ and OC that the .2GHz if you dotn feel comfortable goin the .4GHz on the 144.
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i'm not sure where the misconception that not overclocking ram cripples performance came from. if that were the case why would they sell higher clocked models of processors when they still run memory at 200mhz stock. just try to overclock to the point where your memory is back at stock speed
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Great thanks. I'm not afraid of OCing, so I should be fine! So apart from the difference in clockspeeds, what's the difference in architecture of the Optie 144 and 3700+ core? Which is better when running at the same speed? I know the Opteron only uses 67W as opposed to the 3700+ that uses 89W but that propably goes out the door when you start OCing anyway!

Also, I am planning on getting the DFI Lanparty UT Ultra NF3, since I bought this REALY REALY REALY expensive 7800GS, and as such, do not want to move over to PCI-e now. I'm basically selling the PC I'm on now, to fund my new purchases. Its only a Athlon 1200MHz, with 768MB SDRAM, and a 40Gig HDD, so selling it will only cover a part of the new Mobo and CPU. Is the DFI good for a OCing S939/AGP Mobo, or are there known problems with it? While its not really futureproof, I would rather get this than the ASRock AGP/PCI-e Mobo, cause I understand it's pretty $hitty at overclocking! I'll worry about the future once I run into a brick wall! Or are there better S939/AGP OCing Mobos I should rather look into?

Thanks for your expert advice and opinions guys!
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